Tuesday, 30 October 2012

Music for Hallowe'en at Millfields

The tree circle folk (who organised the recent millfields cinema event) have organised a Millfields Hallowe'en gathering 6.30pm on Wednesday (31st October). They've advised:-

"We're going to have a small Balkan brass band playing, some story telling, roast chestnuts, apple bobbing, banjo, and drums. Plus who knows what.

After 8pm, we march with the band to The Dentist, 33 Chatsworth Road for a little party. Come along. Tell your friends. Get involved if you've got something to share ... the tree circle is open"

Wednesday, 24 October 2012

Lea Bridge Waterworks - request for English Heritage listing rejected

Back in May, we did a posting on a request sent to English Heritage to list the Lea Bridge Waterworks as of national architectural and historic significance.

We have disappointing news: the application to English Heritage has been rejected (below is a copy the assessment report).

This means that, other than the locally listed 'red house', the Waterworks has no heritage protection. The historic buildings and structures on the site remain at significant risk of even as redevelopment, whilst redevelopment plans for the Thames Water site are being progressed.

Can Waltham Forest and Hackney councils come together to designate a new /extended Lea Bridge Conservation Area? 

Yes, if local people back the proposal!